This project's funding goal was not reached on June 16, 2012.
About this project
GO BIG OR GO HOME...AND MAKE A CAKE!
M&M Cakery at Ella's- Specializing in Heirloom Desserts, Specialty Cakes & Cupcakes!
A valued possession passed down in a family through succeeding generations.
1. Made or prepared in the home or premise 2. Made by ones own efforts. 3. simply made.
I'm best described as a little lady with a passion for cake. Our focus is on bringing delicious old fashioned heirloom recipes to life. Invoking sweet memories of times long past. M&M Cakery was founded on the notion that everything should be as rich & deliciously satisfying as Cake.
This has been a labor of love for over two years. It came about when I discovered (or accepted lol) that I had an exteme passion for recreating desserts from heirloom recipes and watching the smiles that erupt on the faces of those who tasted them. Some may call me obsessive (lol) about it but I think it's best described as passionate. So think of me as a little lady that love to bake and love to see the smiles that come from this endeavor.
Who We Are- We consider ourselves a Boutique Cakery specializing in recreating heirloom recipes of time long past. Our cakes are not what you would find in your local bakery, these are the kind of cakes that would have graced the tables of homes of long ago. Picture little ones peering over the tops of the dining room table at a family gathering and their eyes darting from a towering Chocolate Mahogany Cake to a towering pile of coconut on a Coconut layer cake, beckoning the promise of a sweet ending. These cakes are in the memories of so many of us and M&M Cakery takes pride in ensuring these delicious gifts from the kitchen will not be forgotten in place of mass produce mixed cakes. These are the gifts Grandma would have made.
What We Bake- Our passion is for all things that are old and highlight our heritage. We love recreating confections that are from times long past. For us it's important to tell a story with food and for us that story begins with the wonderful recipes and creations we grew up with. Our heritage stories and family heirloom recipes originate in the American South. Southerners are prone to associate cake making with love and friendly concern. We appear at our new neighbor’s door with welcoming squares of Mississippi Mud, applaud a baby’s arrival with slices of Hummingbird, cheer sick friends with soothing Lemon Cheese, and comfort grieving families with consoling Caramel cake. Whether the occasion is happy or sad, making someone a cake is a Southerner’s way of saying, “I care.” And this is a proud tradition that we at M&M Cakery strive to continue.
Why We Need Your Help- After almost two long years of looking for a community commercial kitchen we have found our home. We will be baking out of a wonderful restaurant called "Ella's". This place lends it self to creative food expressions and THEY GET US! Now that we have our kitchen we need all the "fixins" to get our Cakery off the ground. Our goal is to produce homemade from scratch heirloom creations made with the highest qualtiy ingredients we can get our hands on for our local farmers markets. With cakes this means outdoor refrigeration, and the equipment to make our foodstand happen. Beside the farmers market we will be selling our creations on our virtual online bakery, customers can place their orders online and pickup them us at Ella's or have them delivered for their special occassions. We have the opportunity to provide delicious desserts for Ella's as well as other business in our community wholesale. So your efforts will go to aid us in the purchase of much needed supplies (refigerated displays, large mixers, packaging supplies, speciality baking supplies, to help with the completion of our website and purchasing of our domain, etc.) to help with all avenues of our business as well as business licenses and insurance.
Where we are in the scheme of things- For the last month or so we have been busy working in the commerical kitchen translating our heirloom creations from a regular home kitchen recipes into a commercial atmosphere. We have been testing recipes on Ella's customers to hone in on the offerings we want to make available. The out pouring of support has been overwhelming and the positive feedback, incredible. Here is a idea of the creations that will be featured at M&M Cakery:
- *Ruby Red Velvet Cake*
- *Southern Carrot Cake*
- *Double Layer Pineapple Upside Down Cake*
- *Lemon cheese Cake*
- *Old Fashion Chocolate Mahogany Cake*
- *White Chocolate Cameo Cake*
- *Southern Burnt Sugar Caramel Cake*
- *Southern Classic Coconut Cake*
- *Southern Humming Bird Cake*
Baking has been something each of us has been doing for years seperately but with this opportunity we can do it collectively. It's important to us that we keep these heirloom recipes alive because they are a link to our history. We have the opportunity to expose a new generation to delicious desserts that most would not have a chance of knowing or tasting and that's the biggest pleasure we get from all this. Because at the end of the day it the memories that we make that mean the most and creating new memories with old memories makes things even better.
So if you like our project and you believe in what we are doing please pledge and like us on facebook (M&M Cakery at Ella's) or follow us on twitter @mmcakery. If you have any questions shoot us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We're excited about the project and about what the future holds for M&M Cakery, so stay tuned for updates!
What is a heirloom recipe? Heirloom recipes are the treasures of the kitchen. If you are lucky enough, you have your grandmother's recipe box full of stained cards with annotations. Or perhaps you've written them down yourself with your own notes. These recipes are hand down from generation after generation and should be kept forever.
What types of desserts do you consider a heirloom dessert? Old time favorites such as a LemonCheese Cake named not because it has cheese in it but because the lemon glaze is thick and cream. Or a Cameo cake which is a delicious cake with bits of white chocolate and pecans smothered in a rich and cream White Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting. And our version of a old time wedding cake a Apple Stack cake drizzled in caramel.
Why is it important to preserve these baking traditions? Because they are a part of the foundation of most of our heritage and linking the old with the present is the best gift for the future. Help us to make sure these traditions and recipes aren't forgotten.
How can you help? Pledge of course but if not at the very least call up your grandmother, an old aunt and ask about heirloom recipes that have been handed down through your family. Get in the kitchen and bake with the next generation, pass it on.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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